Baylor School of Education Faculty Member Elected to National Board
WACO, Texas (Dec. 12, 2017) – Rachelle Meyer Rogers, Ed.D., clinical assistant professor in the Baylor University School of Education and university liaison to Midway Middle School Professional Development School (PDS), has been elected to serve on the national board of directors of the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE).
Voted by the membership nationwide, Rogers will take office in February 2018 and serve for three years. She was the only board member elected this year as a representative of university teacher-preparation programs.
“I am so honored to serve in this leadership role at a national level,” Rogers said. “Teacher education will continue to face challenges, and we need leadership that remembers and honors the past but moves us toward a future in which we think differently about the preparation of teachers. I strongly support collaborative efforts between ATE and other professional organizations working to present a collective voice for public education and educator preparation.”
Rogers has been involved with ATE since she was a doctoral student, and she won the ATE Distinguished Dissertation Award in 2007. She has served the organization as co-chair for the Emerging Scholars Program since 2011, along with Barbara Purdum-Cassidy, Ed.D., clinical assistant professor at Baylor School of Education. Rogers also has been part of the Communications and Public Relations Committee, Raising the Profile Commission and several other committees and commissions.
ATE is a leading national organization that publishes the influential journals Action in Teacher Education, The New Educator and the ATE Annual Yearbook. Rogers has published in Action in Teacher Education and the ATE Annual Yearbook.
Rogers is a mathematics educator who spends equal time in the university classroom and on the campus of Midway Middle School, a PDS campus of the School of Education. She supervises candidates in their field experiences as well as teaches the middle school mathematics methods courses in the department of curriculum and instruction. Her work with the SOE’s PDS partnership was recognized as part of the 2017 Exemplary Achievement Award from the National Association for Professional Development Schools (NAPDS). In 2013, the School Science and Mathematics Association (SSMA) recognized efforts to integrate science and mathematics with an Award for Excellence. Rogers was recognized for her outstanding teaching as a 2013-2014 Baylor University Fellow.
John McIntyre, Ed.D., one of Rogers’ nominators and professor emeritus at Southern Illinois University, said that Rogers helped build ATE’s Emerging Scholars Program into a very competitive program that “draws young scholars from some of the top universities to compete for a slot.” He added, “I know Dr. Rogers will bring this level of expertise to her work on the ATE Board of Directors.”
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Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 17,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.
ABOUT THE BAYLOR SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
Founded in 1919, Baylor School of Education ranks among the nation’s top 20 education schools located at private universities. The School’s research portfolio complements its long-standing commitment to excellence in teaching and student mentoring. Baylor’s undergraduate program in teacher education has earned national distinction for innovative partnerships with local schools that provide future teachers deep clinical preparation, while graduate programs culminating in both the Ed.D. and Ph.D. prepare outstanding leaders, teachers and clinicians through an intentional blend of theory and practice.